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MUSC: Two dead after hospitalized with flu


Two people recently hospitalized with the flu at the Medical University of South Carolina have died, according to officials.

Tony Cuiffo with MUSC confirms two patients have died as a result of the flu. Both patients were hospitalized last week.

The hospital was not able to give the identity, age or gender of the patients. 

A Dorchester County woman died from the flu in early November. Officials say she was the first lab-confirmed, influenza-associated death of the flu season in South Carolina. 

According to the Department of Health and Environmental Control, there were 46 flu-related deaths in South Carolina last flu season and 1,720 flu-associated hospitalizations.

State epidemiologist Dr. Linda Bell says flu activity typically peaks in February in South Carolina.

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